Thursday, June 14, 2012

A summer stroll with Espen.

This morning Espen packed up a bag full of trains and a zebra, lined himself up by the front door and said "Come on, Mama! Let's go outside!" I was out of excuses for languishing on the couch, so I agreed, and off we went.  

Espen walking his trains. 

 Along the way we had a little wildlife encounter on the lawn. I'm not really bothered by snakes (petrified of moths, however) and I know that grass snakes aren't dangerous, so I called Espen over for a little inspection. He was interested but reserved, and had no problems with my instructions to leave it alone.

Wikipedia just told me that most non-venomous snakes have big round eyes. So there you have it!










After a quick prowl up and down the neighborhood in our bare feet, we headed back to the lawn to
check on the snake again (it had moved about 3 ft), then we settled down at a safe distance to play with Espen's expedition supplies.

Mister Zebra meets the wild. 

Trains without a track. 

And did I mention that this was all done barefoot? Ah, summer.

Little man feet already! 



4 comments:

  1. he's such a cutie! toddlers are good at getting us up and going aren't they? fun walk!

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  2. He is adorable! I'm jealous you get to be out enjoying the weather. I'm stuck indoors at work... le sigh...

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  3. Ohh gud jeg hadde dødd på flekken om jeg hadde sett den der i gresset utenfor , måtte ta bena opp i sofaen selv om jeg sitter her og det er ett bilde... skrekk og gru ..

    Nydelige Espen, gleder meg til neste mann uansett kjønn blir så spennede å se på likhetene :)

    Klem

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  4. Yuck Yuck Yuck! You gave me the willies just looking at that snake! Good thing I live VERY far away from it ;-). I am still interested in moving to that island in Alaska where there are no snakes. We need to get together sometime.

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